I am honored to be granted the privilege to serve as Founding President of the Swabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I am keenly aware of the Chamber’s role as a community builder across sectors. The Chamber represents the voice of businesses and organizations throughout our community, at District of Swabi, provincially at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and nationally in Pakistan.
The Chamber has been helping to move District Swabi forward and supporting the businesses that have made our community an economic powerhouse. Our community is witnessing incredible growth and transformation. I am particularly energized to see that our Chamber and the business community are playing a crucial role in driving this growth and prosperity forward.
My enduring commitment to the membership is to focus on how we can support business growth. To achieve this, we intend to continue to concentrate on four specific strategic goals that will help the organization set the national standard for fostering community prosperity. These include:
- Advocating public policy that situates Swabi as a leading business center.
- Optimizing and diversifying Chamber communications and programming to maximize member’s experience, facilitate greater member-to-member connections and attract new members.
- Ensuring that the Chamber achieves the highest standard of operational excellence and contributing to the achievement and recognition of community excellence.
- Enhancing government, community and business decision-making by supporting a data-enabled economy.
As a member based organization, the Chamber’s role is significant and its responsibility substantial.
While the Swabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is many things to many businesses, organizations and individuals – Advocate, Connector, Communicator, Facilitator, Thought Leader – for key stakeholders it is also that of a community advocate and community leader. Let’s celebrate our past successes and attack our future challenges – together.
Muhammad Zahid Shah